Are you the first on the dance floor or do you watch from the side? Is there a song you can’t resist moving to? What was your first dance? When did you last dance? Do you have a dance that only happens when no-one else is watching? Do you dance with your dog? Or in the kitchen while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil? Is there a movement or ritual you do every day that has become like a choreographed dance?
We all have dances that we carry with us, and Quarantine, an award-winning theatre company from Manchester, would like to hear about yours for a project at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
This autumn Quarantine are bringing their show Wallflower to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton on the 23 and 24 November 2018.
Wallflower is a show about dancing. The people on stage are trying to remember every dance they’ve ever danced. Some of them are professional dancers, some of them are not. Spanning a lifetime of music, fashion, politics, friendships, parties, love and loss, Wallflower is a show about how dancing can shape our lives.
Alongside this tour of Wallflower, Quarantine are inviting local people to share their own remembered dances. These will be exhibited in ACCA alongside the performances and uploaded at www.wallflowerdances.com to create an online map of remembered dances across the UK.
How to take part?
We now have updated dates for taking part as follows:
• Sign up for a slot to meet Quarantine on 13 - 17 November 2018 in Brighton. This meeting will take approximately one hour and you can register your interest this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01273 678 822.
• Answer some questions about your remembered dance
• Show some of your chosen dance while a photographer documents this to create a portrait of you.
- Slots are limited so will be allocated accordingly!
In exchange for sharing a dance, Quarantine will arrange two free tickets for you to see Wallflower at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton on the 23 - 24 November 2018. Bring a friend, your mum, your neighbour, or perhaps someone you love to dance with…